VBCC womens have a dedicated facebook page you can find it by clicking on the facebook logo
‘I’m a 41 yr old single mum. I got into cycling after I started cycling to work last summer. Love that cycling gets me out in the outdoors, we have such beautiful countryside round here. Biggest achievement so far was cycling from London to Paris this summer. I may not be fast, but I'm tenacious!’Type your paragraph here.
‘I was persuaded by a friend to have a go on a road bike a year ago. I'd always thought road bikes, with the dropped handlebars, looked a bit extreme - that is, only for the professionals! It takes a bit of getting used to, but I quickly found myself hooked - I love the fact that you can cover so much more ground (than walking or running) and it feels amazing, whizzing along with the wind in your hair. I've achieved a lot this year, but my biggest achievement is that I've finally found a sport - after 42 years - I'm good at, putting to bed all those school reports that said I was rubbish at sport!’
I’m a 50 something single mum/nana who was introduced to two wheels two years ago. Cycling for me is about challenging myself, keeping fit and if it wasn’t for cycling I wouldn’t have discovered the beautiful countryside on my doorstep. I’ve made so many lovely friends and would recommend to all. Age has no barrier!
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The women’s cycling side of our club started in January 2014 when our founder member was searching for a cycling club that offered women’s cycling in an environment that didn’t have a competitive feel to it. Lacking in confidence, she was looking for a cycling club where she could ride out with other like-minded women in a supportive atmosphere; a club where everyone was welcoming and friendly regardless of her ability, her fitness level, the kit she was wearing or the bike she was riding.
When she couldn’t find a club locally that offered women only cycle rides, Bingham Women’s Cycling was born. It started very small with rides organised via a Facebook page. The main aim was to encourage and support women into cycling, to ride their bikes together and to create a really welcoming environment where everyone felt encouraged and supported, whatever their ability or bike.
This small group of friends grew and in January 2015 Bingham Women’s Cycling club took the decision to join forces with another new club in the area, Bingham and Newton Cycling Club, who were keen to attract more female members. Together we are the Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club.
The ethos of women’s cycling at the Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club hasn’t changed; our main aim is still to encourage and welcome more women into cycling whatever their ability, and it always will be.
Having specific women’s only rides and events makes us different to many other clubs locally and we hope it will continue to be a club where women feel comfortable to ride their bikes without fear of judgement.
We want you to join us and have fun riding your bike! We have our own Facebook page specifically for our female members, which offers a friendly source of support and community with details of planned women only rides. Vale of Belvoir Women’s Cycling prides itself in offering a club environment with no pressure - just fun on two wheels with other like-minded lovely ladies. We have various rides catering for all abilities and we always include a stop for coffee, cake and a chat!
Of course, if you want to, or prefer to ride in a mixed-sex group, we have lots of ride that cater for that too. So, whatever you’re looking for from a cycling club, we hope the Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club will meet your needs.
Many of our members enjoy riding together and have achieved so much riding with us.
Check out some of our members’ stories...
About Breeze Rides
We support Breeze Cycling and the club has a number of Breeze trained ride leaders. All our Breeze rides are posted on the Women’s Facebook page, so you can book onto these as soon as they are posted!!
I became a Breeze Champion for several reasons, the main one being to give back the help and support I received when I started cycling with the women's group back in 2014. I think the Breeze initiative is a fantastic idea and if I can in any way encourage women to get on their bikes and have a go, then I'm helping Breeze achieve what they have set out to do.Type your paragraph here.